After seeing me using my ez430, programmable watch to control ppt’s in my Mac, a couple of people asked me explain how I do it. As usual, instead of sending separate emails, I thought of documenting it here, so that it would be useful for others.
The following are the steps you need to follow.
Plugin the ez430 USB dongle to the USB port of your Mac
Yes you heard it right; it is a watch which you can (re)program 😉
The following are some of its features
MSP430 with integrated <1GHz wireless transceiver
On-board 3-axis accelerometer
Battery voltage sensor
96-Segment LCD display driven directly by CC430
Includes an eZ430 USB emulator that connects the Chronos to a PC for real-time, in-system programming and debugging
Can be paired wirelessly with other RF based devices
And of course you can see time as well 😉
Here is a video introducing the watch by Texas Instruments
I am currently working on a couple of ideas like integrating this watch with Arduino etc. So stay tuned. Meanwhile if you see me waving hands in the air, look carefully, I might be controlling the nearby devices using gestures 😉